Three Steps from the CIO to CEO Office

The most ambitious CIOs are not only committed to the business, but they are also dedicated to spending more time in boardroom conversations centred around strategic transformation, and less time bogged down with keeping the lights on. Some will even have their eyes firmly fixed upon the next opportunity to…

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The Leadership Team Is the Company Culture

Company culture is a critical success factor in digital transformation initiatives, and digital transformation impacts three areas of opportunities, in their order of importance: people, process and technology. Unfortunately, between IT organizations and their respective consulting partners, the focus has almost always been the last – technology. Why?…

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10 Worldwide CIO Agenda 2016 Predictions

  Prediction 1: Leading in 3D — Through 2018, Two-Thirds of CIOs Will Have Embraced Leading in 3D, Which Requires Them to Simultaneously Innovate, Integrate, and Incorporate   Prediction 2: New Digital Revenue Streams — By 2018, 35% of IT Resources Will Be…

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What is The Right Time to Get Transformed?

At a gathering with the theme of business transformation, a delegate said; “Transformation never truly can work. Take a gander at me: I am fat, however that is me, it is a piece of my personality, and I get along fine. There are dependably blemishes yet we need to live…

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Business Transformation Enabled by IDC DecisionScapes

The future of business will be technology fuelled and driven. Future technologies (Mobility, Cloud Computing, Social Media, Crowd-sourcing, Internet of things, Industry 4.0, Big Data, 3D printing) or the 3rd platform, is the key driver for the business innovation. Source: www.idc.com The…

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Are CIO Survey Results Helpful or Full of Hype?

Last week we posted a summary of global CIO survey results, which was one of the many that vendors set about creating each year as part of their content marketing strategies. A few days later, Mario Devargas, a strategic IT advisory consultant at HP, suggested that these surveys…

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2015 Global CIO Survey Results

A new survey conducted by Deloitte University Press has resulted in a rich 72-page report that shares the views of more than 1,200 CIOs across 21 industries, 20% of whom sit inside Global 1000 companies. The report tells us that only 9% of these CIOs say…

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Watch The Red Hat CIO Interview

Chief Information Officer of Red Hat, Lee Congdon, spoke with Michael Krigsman of CXO Talk about ideas for balancing infrastructure and innovation in a dynamic and transformational environment. They addressed the challenges that most CIOs now face when in addition to keeping on top of infrastructure and cost reduction, they need to build strategic…

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Digital IQ For Transformation Performance

The PwC Digital IQ analysis of nearly 2,000 business and technology executives shows that Digital IQ Leaders are twice as likely to achieve rapid revenue and profit growth as the laggards. To know what Digital IQ Leaders consist of, let’s look at the attributes that PwC identified: The CEO…

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How CIOs and HR Can Supercharge the Firm

When Gallup finds 87% of employees worldwide not engaged at work and InformationWeek reports 73% of small to mid-sized firms to be struggling with an IT talent shortage, many leaders should be worried. While much of the the C-suite understands the need to transform their businesses to mature customer…

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6 Things a Digital-Age CIO Should Do

The term “Digital-Age” is important because it separates the CIOs companies need, from the CIOs who are stuck in the past and bogged down with operational IT. But any CIO who is keen to shift into the digital age should consider increasing collaboration with business leaders, increasing their access…

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CIOs Urged to Lead Digital Transformation

Harvard research reveals that only 23% of leaders are confident their organisations have the knowledge and skills to succeed in digital transformation. Given that companies cannot transform without the right capabilities, what are the CIOs in question doing to transcend traditional IT and lead their digital enterprise transformation? Download the…

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We Don't Need Faster Horses

Henry Ford’s words “if I had asked my customers what they wanted they would have said a faster horse” don’t seem to hit home with many companies these days, because they keep doing the same old thing. It is the rare breed who have the courage and vision to become…

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Harvard's Roadmap to Driving Digital Transformation

The need to understand new technology capabilities is no longer exclusive to the CIO’s organisation. Leaders across all lines of business must also stay abreast of digital trends, innovation and business transformation and collaborate with the CIO who should help them achieve business goals via a journey of digital enterprise transformation. But…

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Digital Transformation, Execs & The Gap

The technology departments of most corporations are struggling just to keep applications operating, let alone leveraging new digital technologies to increase competitive advantage. So while CEOs want their CIOs to be leading digitally enabled business transformation, many CIOs are too bogged down in traditional IT to step up to the…

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How Top CIOs Measure IT Business Value

Kim Stevenson is Intel’s CIO and these 10 words in her Twitter profile are what many a CIO would like to describe themselves as: “Passionate about IT being a strategic part of the business“. However the legitimacy of Kim’s words is backed up by the fact that…

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The PMO – Who Needs it?

It’s not always easy trying to sell the merits of a PMO to a “technical” CTO or CIO – or anyone who doesn’t necessarily have a good understanding of project and programme management. Many people elevate to the heights of a C-level post without having been through the project and programme…

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